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Title in the Language of the Record

Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Banjarnegara, naturalisasi Records

Record Description

These records includes many citizenship and naturalization records from the District Courts in Indonesia.

The early phase of Indonesia Immigration started when fishermen of Indonesia migrated to the neighboring islands.

The main immigration of Indonesia took place in the nineteenth century when people of Indonesia were sent to Australia for working in the pearl and sugarcane industries. Most of them had to return after World War II, but few of them managed to stay back.

Around 1,000 Indonesians were living in Australia by Federation, almost all in Queensland and Western Australia. Those who settled in Indonesia were Dutch Indonesians. The Netherlands had controlled the Indonesian archipelago since the 19th century.

Record Content

Naturalization records may contain the following information:

  • Name of the Immigrant
  • Name of child
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Gender
  • Names of parents
  • Age
  • Address
  • Occupation

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Complete name and age of groom
  • Groom's place of birth
  • Groom's religion, occupation, residency and marital status
  • Complete name and age of bride
  • Bride's place of birth
  • Bride's religion, occupation, residency and marital status
  • Complete name and age of Guardian of Marriage
  • Guardian's occupation, religion, residency and relationship

How to Use the Record

To begin your search in the naturalization records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Place of last residence
  • Approximate year of immigration

To begin your search in the marriage records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Names of bride or groom
  • Approximate year of marriage
  • Place of marriage

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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate “Record Type”
⇒Select the appropriate “Year and Number(s)” which will take you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

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